Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Mo' Rain, Mo' Problems: PVDA Spring Preview

Last weekend the wonderful Jan (and Penn) stopped by to pick up Pig and I for epic adventures at Morven Park!
Aren't these two the cutest? Seriously!
Unfortunately, the lovely weather of Friday ended up giving way to more rain. Horrible, soaking, driving rain, in fact.
I even bought this raincoat in hopes that the rain would stop. No dice. Coat is awesome, though.
Lucky for me, Pig is a field boarded horse. He's 100% okay with being rained on. He doesn't toss his head or get upset about precipitation.
Pasture boarded horse gives zero shits about your "heavy rain".
However, he does not enjoy slogging through wet and slippery footing, especially when he can't see where his feet are going.
Thin skinned thoroughbred gives a lot of shits about your #squicky footing.
I knew we were in for a world of problems in the warm up on Saturday, when I asked for a canter and instead received knees above eyeballs and hocks somewhere around croup height.
"Ew, ew, ew" - Pig
Of course, a little rain wasn't going to stop us. We manned up and pushed through the gross to ride all our tests, despite some theatrics...
Thankfully, we weren't the only ones doing the rain dance of the equine people out there...
#spoilers

31 comments:

  1. Love the coat, saddle cover & ribbons ☺☺☺☺
    I don't blame G doing the icky-wet-feet-dance; I'd be doing the same in his position

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  2. #tease
    Can't wait to hear more. And that looks miserable between the rain and slop.

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  3. I mean... look at that hock engagement though??? LOL

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    1. I mean... doesn't Michael Jung do dressage in ponds? ;)

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  4. Eeeek rain is one thing but man it was muddy! You two look awesome though!

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  5. HOLY hock action! lol but that ring look awfully sloppy :( I am seeing sun in the forecast...I am afraid to say it though in case we scare it!

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  6. Hehe, squicky footing! BTW I'll get the pics to you tonight, Husband went to bed early last night. It's on his to do list tonight though!

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  7. Pig is so funny! Can't wait to hear more!!

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  8. Nice ribbons! Pig looks amazing!

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  9. There's nothing like a little water on the ground to get some hock action going! Teehee!

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  10. OMG Pig! So silly. Love the title of your video!

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  11. Dang, you guys are tough as nails! You wouldn't find me out in that mess.

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    1. The rain wasn't terrible, but the footing was so sloppy. :(

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  12. Fancy Pig!! You're the most hardcore DQ I know.

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    1. I think I'm still an eventer in sparkly black clothing. ;)

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  13. My little TB is the same. Haha. Doesn't mind working in the rain, but wet, icky footing? Pass. We've had legitimate meltdowns over it.

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  14. Fuck yeah PIG! and omg I would be so afraid of slipping and falling D: but my horse is a Super Klutz

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    1. Pig was pretty sure he was gonna bite it a few times!

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  15. That's some intense rain. I'm surprised the show wasn't cancelled.

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  16. HAHAHHA. Pig is hilarious - what a good boy.

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  17. He's a killer Pig! I am so happy for you guys and can't wait to read recaps.

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  18. *high five* field board horses! And I giggle every time I see the "ew ew ew" picture paired with that caption.

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